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Stats - Can England bury the ghosts of their last two Australia tours?
Stats - Can England bury the ghosts of their last two Australia tours?

England have lost nine of their last 10 Tests in Australia, but with Root in form and a promising pace attack, they will hope to change the narrative

Winning Down Under: England's post-war Ashes series victories in Australia
Winning Down Under: England's post-war Ashes series victories in Australia

England have only won five Ashes series in Australia since 1945 - and one since the 1980s

England braced for return to bushtucker trials as Ashes with a difference loom
England braced for return to bushtucker trials as Ashes with a difference loom

Time for Joe Root's men to set aside their baggage and take on the old enemy once again

Stats - India's biggest Test win by runs and New Zealand's biggest loss
Stats - India's biggest Test win by runs and New Zealand's biggest loss

Ashwin completed 300 Test wickets at home and bagged 50 in a calendar year for the fourth time

The Buzz: When Axar met Patel and Ravindra met Jadeja
The Buzz: When Axar met Patel and Ravindra met Jadeja

All the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond

Who's the only England bowler to take an Ashes hat-trick since the start of the 20th century?
Who's the only England bowler to take an Ashes hat-trick since the start of the 20th century?

And what are the best innings figures in an Ashes Test down under?

Australia still Ashes favourites, but lot on the line to begin high-stakes Pat Cummins era
Australia still Ashes favourites, but lot on the line to begin high-stakes Pat Cummins era

The series will continually be stalked by Covid-19, but the chance to hold the urn aloft on home soil beckons

Eyes on David Warner, but Australia's biggest challenge will be when he's gone
Eyes on David Warner, but Australia's biggest challenge will be when he's gone

After being hit by injury last season questions have been asked about whether Warner can dominate Test cricket again

Looks fast, feels faster - why the speed gun is only part of the story
Looks fast, feels faster - why the speed gun is only part of the story

Data on release points and trajectory are helping to break down the mysteries of why some bowlers are harder to face than others

Umpires deserve our empathy not our disdain
Umpires deserve our empathy not our disdain

They will sometimes miss an edge or two, and sometimes it will happen in clumps, but that doesn't make a bad umpire

Ajaz Patel's record figures and left-arm spinners' delight
Ajaz Patel's record figures and left-arm spinners' delight

His 14 for 225 are the best figures by any bowler in a Test match against India

If England don't make a strong showing in Brisbane, Australia could run away with the Ashes
If England don't make a strong showing in Brisbane, Australia could run away with the Ashes

Australia have a good attack, established stars with the bat, and a new captain who is the best man for the job

Direct, visceral, must-see: India's fast bowlers at home
Direct, visceral, must-see: India's fast bowlers at home

Ashwin and Jadeja have been supreme, but since 2016, the quicks have been spectacular too

New Zealand's 62 all out: The lowest total in a Test match in India
New Zealand's 62 all out: The lowest total in a Test match in India

A set of ignominious records that the Black Caps now own after their dismal display in Mumbai

English invasion leads Big Bash League's overseas player list - again
English invasion leads Big Bash League's overseas player list - again

National team's white-ball success and players' availability behind influx of Englishmen

A surreal, bittersweet day for Mumbai's Ajaz Patel
A surreal, bittersweet day for Mumbai's Ajaz Patel

Ajaz was persistent in his 10-for much like his immigrant family has been, but he would have probably liked more from his team-mates

Stats - Ajaz Patel joins Jim Laker and Anil Kumble in all-ten club
Stats - Ajaz Patel joins Jim Laker and Anil Kumble in all-ten club

Ajaz also bowled a higher percentage of overs than any spinner in the first innings since 1952

How Ajaz Patel created history by bagging all 10 in an innings
How Ajaz Patel created history by bagging all 10 in an innings

Here is the ball-by-ball account, and the pictures, of all ten wickets

Which were the most dominant teams in the T20 World Cup?
Which were the most dominant teams in the T20 World Cup?

An analysis of the tournament that looks at resources remaining at the end of each match

In Case You Missed It: Pakistan, Sri Lanka notch wins, New Zealand hold on for a draw, the Ashes loom
In Case You Missed It: Pakistan, Sri Lanka notch wins, New Zealand hold on for a draw, the Ashes loom

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